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When a disaster like a large earthquake strikes, government agencies will have to manage the public’s expectations for a quick response. And that’s not easy.
North Dakota Pipeline Protesters Get a Win in Easement Denial; New York Parole Process Marred by Racial Disparities
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oregon National Guard rented out lead-contaminated armories; mental health screening reduces Texas inmate suicides; Tennessee wildfire recovery could take decades.
North Carolina can’t resolve its gubernatorial race until Durham County recounts its votes. But that isn’t as simple a matter as it seems.
“If there’s ever an opportunity, it’s now,” says Mayor Lou Mavrakis of Monessen, Pennsylvania.
“People generally have limited attention, which means that we fail to consider small details.”
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: NYPD’s Smart Car fleet; predatory towing in Philadelphia; and drawing “geo-tourists” to eastern Montana.
"We have lost an opportunity to reform a fragmented system," says the chairwoman of the Golden State's Senate Education Committee.
Pressured by industries that don’t want to deal with a wide array of state restrictions, Congress has stepped in to impose national standards on food labeling, chemical use and plastics in cosmetics.
Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren: "I cannot, in good conscience, wage a fight against poverty while also imposing burdensome fines.”